1. iphone mobile photography

    Having fun with my iPhone photography

    Sometimes photography is all about the camera you have on your person and my iPhone is that device. So when I see something like this jolly little piece of yarn bombing (I think it’s called), I just have to document it!

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  2. Hampshire Surrey

    Walking the border of two counties

    We are getting into a great habit of going for a morning walk around 7am or just before. Today we followed the river Blackwater for a stretch which also marks the boundary between Hampshire and Surrey. #write52

    We walked from our house down to Farnborough North train station where I took a photo of the gates that must have been the former entrance to the station’s yard. Lovely old Victorian wrought iron work nonetheless.

    The path is also very close to the A331 and it was noticeably busier this morning. Mind you the birds in the trees that lined the route were competing with the noise of the traffic. A fascinating cacophony.

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  3. churches projects

    The research list for my Churches project

    Churches have always been a fascination and how they have become part of the British landscape. Stand on a hillside that overlooks the tapestry of fields, farms, villages and you’ll always see a church spire that punctuates that view.

    I am starting small (ahem). If I were to photograph every church in the United Kingdom, I would be busy for a very long time, as there are 16,000 or so. If you take a peek at my Google map below, I have started with a more manageable area but have found hundreds of churches already!

    If you have a favourite near you, I would sure like to know about it.

    Google places

    https://www.listchallenges.com/countryfile-britains-most-beautiful-churches

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  4. abstract nature

    Natural Abstract

    Taken wide open at f4.0 serves as a reminder that photography isn’t all big vistas and razor sharp images. You can’t beat a nice shallow depth of field with a little sprinkle of bokeh!

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  5. Canals Hampshire

    The floating digger

    Just before reaching the furthest point pleasure boats can travel along the Basingstoke Canal is a basin that’s recently been cleared. Just fascinated by stuff like this. I’m a geek!

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  6. Churches history victorian

    The Colquhoun Family Mausoleum

    Just two years ago this Mausoleum was overgrown and in need of some restoration at Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. I had no idea until I started doing some research into it’s history after our walk there earlier this month.

    You can learn more about the restoration story here

    https://brookwoodcemetery.com/2019/04/08/colquhoun-chapel-restoration-project-start-date-8-april-2019-for-16-weeks/

    https://victorianweb.org/art/architecture/johnson/6.html - provides more information on the history of the Mausoleum and who the Colquhouns were.

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  7. Churches Dorset

    Using Foresty.io

    I am really impressed by Forestry.io and have installed it for use with this blog site. So here is a test post written with it.

    Let’s dig into Cloudinary…

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  8. We are looking forward to stepping into a pub like this one again soon. Sunday lunch and a pint! Photo was taken in Rotherwick very recently.

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  9. This is the simplest note with just the two frontmatter fields of date and syndicate = true. If you see this as a tweet, I will be deleting it, don’t respond!

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  10. exploring history Churches

    St Mary's Church - Old Basing

    A lovely walk this evening around Old Basing but a very brief one as the weather took a dip. We had a little walk around the church of St Mary’s.

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